Dates of Distinction in the History of Glenavon FC 1889 – 2000

1997 1-0 victories against Glentoran (Coca Cola Cup final) and Cliftonville (Irish Cup final) in the last month makes it a memorable finish to the 1996-97 season.
1994 Glenavon  narrowly misses out on the League Championship; 2-0 ahead with 20 minutes to go and needing a win, the club draws the final fixture 2-2 with Portadown at Mourneview Fark.
1993 A new 1,247 seater grandstand at Mourneview Park is officially opened with the visit of English Premiership club Sheffield United.
1992 Lisburn man Alan Fraser becomes the first Glenavon manager since Jimmy McAlinden to guide the club to Irish Cup final glory, his team defeating Linfield 2-1 at the Oval.
1991 Glenavon meets Portadown in six local cup finals during the 1990-91 season, winning the Gold Cup, Co. Antrim Shield and Mid Ulster Cup.
1989 The club celebrates its centenary and takes three trophies in the calendar year, Budweiser, League Cup and Mid Ulster Cup.
1989 Linfield is beaten 6-1 in the Budweiser Cup final replay as Glenavon records its first major trophy success since 1966.
1977 Glenavon makes its UEFA Cup debut and European football comes to Lurgan for the first time with the visit of PSV Eindhoven.
1976 Dark days at Mourneview as Glenavon finish second from bottom of the Irish League and seeks re-election for the first time.
1968 Jimmy McAlinden, Glenavon’s most successful manager, decides to leave the club after 14 years service.
1961 Glenavon is the first Irish League club to play in the European Cup Winners’ Cup after beating Linfield 5-1 in the Irish Cup final.
1960 Glenavon represents Northern Ireland at the opening United States International Soccer Tournament.
1957 The club wins the Irish League and Cup double and becomes the first provincial side to achieve the feat.
1957 Irish League Champions Glenavon are the first Northern Ireland club to take part in the European Cup.
1952 Glenavon wins the Irish league championship for the first time and is the first provincial club to do so.
1949 Glenavon becomes the first Irish League club to travel by air to a game inside the British Isles, a 0-0 draw in a friendly at Aberdeen.
1947 The club re-commences senior football as peace time returns and Irish League football resumes.
1941 Glenavon decides to withdraw from senior football following the outbreak of World War Two.
1939 Celebration time at Mourneview as Glenavon players, officials and supporters commemorate the club’s Golden Jubilee.
1924 The club is on a sound financial footing and the board of directors decide to purchase Mourneview Park outright.
1921 The first senior trophy success for Glenavon when the City Cup comes to Mourneview Park in season 1920-21.
1913 On June 4th the club is formed into a limited liability company with a share capital of £500.
1911 Glenavon accepts an invitation to join the Irish Senior League when the Dublin club Bohemians withdraws.
1895 Mourneview Park is established as the home of Glenavon when three acres of land are leased to the club.
1889 Glenavon Football Club is  formed  one  November evening  at  a  meeting  in Eskdales Public House in Lurgan.